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01254 461 014Fire Shutters can offer fire protection at up to 4 hours greater than would be the case for a standard non fire rated roller shutter door. They can be used to section off and protect a particular part of a building from fire, the whole building, or even provide protection between floors. Fire Shutters help many Chorley businesses to ensure that they protect their goods, buildings and employees from the threat of fire by offering potentially significant delays to the spread of the fire. If you are a Chorley business owner and take the security and safety of your business, premises and staff seriously, you may be surprised to know that every year many Chorley businesses are forced to close as insurance companies often refuse to meet claims because building regulations and Loss Prevention Council requirements have not been met in relation to fire spread. Chorley Fire Shutters from Westwood Security are the perfect solution to ensure compliance.
Chorley Fire Shutters - Technical DetailsThere are three main methods of automatic operation. A fusible link involves the use of solder as connection in the circuit: heat radiated from a nearby fire causes the solder to melt and this activates the door. A fire relay means that the Fire Shutters are connected to the fire alarm system. When the alarm is sounded, the Fire Shutters activate. Finally, a delayed Audio/Visual Warning used in connection with the Fire Shutter is connected to the alarm system, and operates usually with a time delay very similarly to a fire relay. During this delay an additional alarm is sounded, warning those in close proximity to the door that is about to close, thus allowing them to exit the affected area. Building regulations in Chorley require that openings in fire resisting walls or partitions must have a door with an equivalent fire rating to that of the wall or partition. Option 1 - Fire Shutter Panel with 24 volt activation and single alarm, driven down by mains power supply. Option 2 - As Option 1 but including a UPS power supply for use in the event of mains power failure to the Fire Shutters. Option 3 - Fire Shutter Audio/Visual Panel, delay and split level drop with a 24 volt brake release gravity fail safe system.
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